IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices

Performance-aware corner model for design for manufacturing

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We present a methodology to generate performance-aware corner models (PAMs). Accuracy is improved by emphasizing electrical variation data and reconciling the process and electrical variation data. PAM supports corner (± σ and ±2σ) simulation and Monte Carlo simulation. Furthermore, PAM supports the practice of application-specific corner cards, for example, for gain-sensitive applications. © 2009 IEEE.